Today's News

  • Students of the Month - Feb. 28, 2014
  • Students make VP honor roll

    Submitted to the Optic

    Luna Community College announced its Fall 2013 Vice President’s Honor Roll. Inclusion on the honor roll requires students to successfully complete, without incomplete grades included, a minimum of 12 graded credit hours with a 3.660 GPA or higher.  Graded credit hours do not include S/U graded courses, audits or credit by exam.

  • Hamann awarded internship in Paris

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    New Mexico Highlands University chemistry junior Katie Hamann will be conducting cutting-edge laser research at universities in Paris this summer through a National Science Foundation internship program.

    Hamann is one of 12 undergraduate chemistry students in the country selected for the Optics in the City of Lights Program, a partnership with the University of Michigan.  

  • Vatos rugby hosting No. 3 Denver

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    The nationally ranked (9th of 230 teams) New Mexico Highlands University Vatos (6-0) start their spring schedule with one of their most important games in many years this Saturday.

    They host third ranked Denver University (7-0) at 1 p.m. at Perkins Stadium.   

    Both teams have secured national playoff positions, but there is more at stake. The winner will be the Frontier League champion and the No. 1 seed in the regional playoffs March 22-23 in Austin, Texas. The loser will be the No. 3 seed.  

  • Playoff intensity - RHS girls set up East-West rematch; Cards lose nailbiter with Raton

    If Robertson’s first two district tournament games are any indicator, basketball fans are in for one heck of a postseason.

    The Lady Cardinals rallied from a double-digit deficit Wednesday evening to knock off Pojoaque Valley 54-45 and set up a fourth East-West girls’ game of the season Friday night at Gillie Lopez Gym.

  • Rough Riders crack code, win three vs. Eastern Utah

    Sometimes the formula to winning in sports is simple. And over the weekend, the Luna Community College baseball team found it.

    The Rough Riders took three of four games over Eastern Utah State University and improved to 4-11 on the year. Ten of the Rough Riders’ 11 losses have been to ranked opponents.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Feb. 28, 2014

    • LCC vs. El Paso CC (DH), noon, Rodriguez Park
    • NMHU at Adams State, 3 p.m., Alamosa, Colo.
    • District 2-3A girls’ tournament: Robertson at West Las Vegas, 7 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym
    • District 2-3A girls’ JV final: West Las Vegas vs. Pojoaque Valley, 5:30 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym
    Track and field
    • NMHU women at RMAC Indoor Championships, TBA, Alamosa, Colo.
    • NMHU at Western Regionals, TBA, Grand Junction, Colo.

  • Another milestone - Meat processing plant expanding

    The Martinez family’s dream came to fruition nearly a year ago with the opening of Martinez and Sons Processing, and the family business keeps expanding. This time around the business is selling frozen USDA inspected beef with the hopes of selling freshly harvested beef within the next few months, if all goes as planned.

  • HU football player pleads to robbery

    A New Mexico Highlands University football player pleaded guilty to felony robbery in Kansas last week, and he’s scheduled to go before a Douglas County judge for sentencing in April.

    According to press accounts of the incident, Christopher S. Martin, 22, and three other men were arrested and charged in connection with a May 13, 2013, home invasion in Lawrence, Kan.

    Authorities there initially alleged that Martin and the others robbed a fellow Kansas University student at gunpoint, taking money and marijuana from him.

  • Bernalillo County running local housing program

    The Bernalillo County Housing Authority is hosting a series of meetings this week to brief landlords on changes and regulations that must be adhered to in San Miguel County’s Section 8 program.

    The program provides housing vouchers to qualified low-income residents in the county.